|08-13-2013 10:28 PM|
Out of jagers litter I have no idea who may have bred. I could also ask as I keep in touch with Nate. He has expressed he's pleased with what he sees in Jäger. I know the local police all know who he is without having ever set eyes on him via the grape vine bc of some K9 handlers I work with.
|08-13-2013 10:14 PM|
I’m glad you didn’t take offense at my initial post on this thread. It certainly was not my intent… although, in re-reading the post again tonight, I can understand why it may have come off as ‘preachy’ to some. I did cringe a bit at that as, again, that was not how I intended it to read
Re: the part I bolded in the above quote - I suppose the one thing I am curious about is… what role, if any, did the software/database tools that some of the breeders recommended to you (in another thread), play in making your pairing decision? I have no idea why this fascinates me, but it just does... lol!
What kind of insight do those tools provide? How do they help the decision making process? What would make those tools better?
I recognize that science and technology will not be able to solve all breed health problems, but I do think the possibility is there for tools to help breeders make more informed pairing decisions (from an overall breed health perspective)… I am just not sure how good those tools are as they exist today.
Well... as it turns out, I guess, I do know why that particular topic fascinates me after all
|08-13-2013 06:00 PM|
Hunter, just out of curiosity, do you know how Jagers littermates are turning out(and who they matched for breeding)?
Anyone breeding them/or Katya's siblings, for that matter?
|08-13-2013 05:14 PM|
|mycobraracr||Keep me posted on the litter.|
|08-13-2013 04:30 PM|
Would it be fair to say that Jäger is likely not similar to his litter-mates?
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|08-13-2013 04:07 PM|
lol -- that's what I said !
I am thinking at least 3 generations to get where you want to be -- not saying they won't be good pups.
|08-13-2013 03:43 PM|
|lhczth||Jäger is an outcross and this breeding will be an outcross. Your female is fairly heavily linebred on Fero/Troll. You may find that she has more influence over the puppies than Jäger. The challenge will be to pick the puppy/puppies that most represent the good of each parent or at least of the sire. The litter will probably be all over the place so the real skill will be where you go in the next generation, etc.|
|08-13-2013 03:27 PM|
Understanding genetics has always been somewhat difficult for me because it seems so complicated. For example, I'm not sure that tall human partners would always produce tall children. You have to know what genes responsible for a defined behavioral trait are recessive or dominant, and I don't think anyone has figured that out. It is much easier to breed for conformation/color, etc.
Obviously, the closer up the ancestors, the greater the genetic influence. One person has a theory of studying the pedigree and looking for producers of producers and trying to backload the potential breeding with dogs of that type of pedigree, provided they also produce the traits you are looking for. But I think you are correct that you will just have to start with this breeding and develop a strategy from there. If you can get in touch with Bruce Brisson, he seems to know a ton about the genetics of many of the German lines and bases his breeding theories on ideas that breeders of race horses use.
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